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bluefish a fish that lives in mild Atlantic waters of the North and South American coast. Bluefish are blue and are caught for sport or food.
bluegrass a grass with a blue-green color that is grown in pastures and on lawns. Kentucky is famous for bluegrass. [2 definitions]
blue in the face exhausted from too much effort or activity.
blue jay a common jay bird of eastern North America. A blue jay has a crest on its head and a bright blue upper body with white and black markings on its wings and tail.
blueprint a print of a drawing that shows a building plan. Blueprints usually have white lines on a blue background. [2 definitions]
blues (used with a plural verb) a state of sadness. [2 definitions]
blue whale a mammal that lives in the ocean. Blue whales are the largest kind of animal that has ever lived. They can grow up to 100 feet long and weigh up to 150 tons. Their large mouths have baleen instead of teeth. Blue whales use baleen to filter lots of very small food such as shrimp from ocean water.
bluff1 a hill or shore with steep sides.
bluff2 to lead other people to believe that the cards in one's hand are better or worse than they really are. Bluffing is a strategy used in the game of poker. [3 definitions]
blunder a silly or careless mistake. [3 definitions]
blunt having a dull edge or point; not sharp. [3 definitions]
blur to cause to run together or become confused. [5 definitions]
blurt to say suddenly and without thought (usually followed by "out").
blush to become red in the face because of shame or embarrassment. [3 definitions]
bluster to blow in a strong and noisy way. [3 definitions]
Blvd. an abbreviation for Boulevard.
boa constrictor a large snake that lives in the tropical areas of Central and South America. Boa constrictors are pale brown with darker marks and are not poisonous. They kill their prey by winding around it and squeezing it until it cannot breathe.
boar a male pig used for breeding. [2 definitions]
board a flat, cut piece of wood; plank. [8 definitions]
boarding school a school at which students live as well as take classes.
boast to talk with too much pride; brag. [3 definitions]